Help me decide: 360 or PS3?

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Okay, I've been thinking about getting a console for a while, but I'm not quite sure which one to get.

I've been trying to weigh up the plusses and minuses of both consoles, but it's still a tough call, not least because I fell out of the loop as far as keeping track of releases is concerned.

The 360 is the cheaper of the two, but not many of its titles seem as though they would appeal to me; of the two I've heard most about, the Halo series is mediocre and Gears of War just doesn't pique my interest.

The PS3 is the pricier of the two, but has GT5 and MGS4 on its list of future releases. However, I do have my reservations about MGS4 because although MGS2 is easily one of my favourite games of all time, MGS3 was rubbish. Furthermore, as far as I'm aware, the European PS3 has no backwards compatibility, which ****ing sucks.

Also of note is that I have no interest whatsoever in multiplayer, and would rather walk into a synagogue dressed as an SS officer than play a J-RPG.

Admittedly, I'd prefer a shiny new PC, but with university looming, I just don't have the money spare to put towards a decent one.

Thanks for your help!
 

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Yeah, Xbox Live was a real turn off for me. But once I got my Elite it really was worth it. Playing GTA4, Rock Band and CoD4 with it was a really awesome experience.

I haven't gotten into the PS3 as much, it sits downstairs as a cheap Blu-Ray player... But I did get the Dualshock3 controller (as well as the Sixaxis that came with it). I only have Rock Band and CoD4 for the PS3, though, my only two games for it.
 

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If you don't have an HD TV or some nice TV like that, then you can't play PS3 on it...If you have a regular tube tv, then 360 will work on it, although you won't get the best graphics, but they are still good....360 has a lot more games, and a lot better games, that sell a lot better...Plus they are cheaper...PS3 costs more, doesn't have as many games, and gets screwed out a lot of exclusives...This year seems to bring better games to PS3, but who knows if they are in your liking
 

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I think the 360 is the better option. Theres a bigger selection of games and Sony dose not really have that many titles to itself. Plus Sony was being the PSP which I consider to be a bigger let down then the last 3 star wars movies combined.

Also let's all thank sony for forcing its own formats (UMD/Blu-
Ray) no one asked for.
 

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If you don't have an HD TV or some nice TV like that, then you can't play PS3 on it...If you have a regular tube tv, then 360 will work on it, although you won't get the best graphics, but they are still good....360 has a lot more games, and a lot better games, that sell a lot better...Plus they are cheaper...PS3 costs more, doesn't have as many games, and gets screwed out a lot of exclusives...This year seems to bring better games to PS3, but who knows if they are in your liking
You can play the PS3 on any TV, actually. In-fact, due to it supporting the PS1 RF unit, you can actually play it on even more TV's than you can the 360.
Please stop misinforming people~
 

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Get a PS3 or a Wii.

360 games are like all 1st person shooters...

I hate the lack of selection for the 360.
 

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You can play the PS3 on any TV, actually. In-fact, due to it supporting the PS1 RF unit, you can actually play it on even more TV's than you can the 360.
Please stop misinforming people~


I always thought you couldn't play it on tube tv's...Well my parents lied to me....
 

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Verscha said:
MGS3 was rubbish
No, no, no! You don't deserve a PS3! Just kidding! I can't believe people hated that game though. :(

Pojo said:
If you don't have an HD TV or some nice TV like that, then you can't play PS3 on it.
That's not true. I played my PS3 for a while on an old video monitor from the 80s. I eventually got an HDTV though.
(EDIT: someone beat me to it)

PS3. But I'm biased due to hating having to pay for online play.
I want to suggest that he get a PS3 for that reason alone, actually. The 360 is good, but it pisses me off that rich-as-hell MS gets away with charging for something that other companies offer for free. Sure, there are some nice features.... but they should offer a way to play for free somehow (maybe with less features or something.)

But.... uh.... this really is a tough choice. I'd probably go for the PS3 though. You'll miss out on lots of downloadable content for GTA4 (if you like GTA), but at least it has the game... and it might get some smaller DLC packs sometime. You'll also get Final Fantasy XIII.... and Mercenaries 2 supposedly comes out later this year (for both systems though.) The 360 is a good system and has some great games, but I recommend the PS3.
 

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Well I've never seen the cables of a PS3...Are they like 360's with the red, white, yellow ones and the HD ones? Or what...You shouldn't let internet keep you away from the system...360's internet costs money because it's actually good...It's the most popular, and you can get a lot from it...
 

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Final Fantasy FTW.

Honestly, the PS3 and 360 in my opinion are tied. Each have their good and each have their bad. Flip a coin?

@Pojo: The PS3 has component, coaxial, and HDMI support. (probably more, including the RF connector; but these are the only 3 I've used.)

Also; the 360 doesn't just have component HD capabilities, if you have the Elite like I do, you can go one step higher and get HDMI support as well.
 

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The 360 online play isn't worth anything :\ Certainly not what they charge for it.

The PS3 has the same multi-av socket as all the Sony consoles, meaning you can use any sort of cable option that the PS1/2 supported, including RF, Composite, S-Video and Component Video, as well as SCART variants.
 

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Yep! I also noticed that I didn't have to calibrate the lag on Rock Band for either the 360 or PS3 with HDMI, yet with Component I did. Just a helpful tidbit of info...
 

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I really disliked the last Final Fantasy game. I played about 6 hours of it and was never truly impressed by it. The FMV's were great but everything else just reminded me of the same exact thing we seen in every other game that has Final Fantasy attached to it.

MGS4 is going to be a short game I bet gameplay wise. I beat all 4 other MGS (counting the one on PSP) games in less then 15 hours. I then replay them in about 6 hours skipping all the codec and FMV's. So I guess half of every MGS game is coed and FMV and thats why so many people see it more as a film then a real video game.

I'll rent a ps3 and MGS4 and beat it.


Anyways all the great games are coming out on ps3 and xbox 360 but Xbox 360 does have Fable 2 and Lost Oddessy. Plus it has more content in GTA4.

Also theres a whole back catalog of 360 games that came out before the ps3.
 

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I really disliked the last Final Fantasy game. I played about 6 hours of it and was never truly impressed by it. The FMV's were great but everything else just reminded me of the same exact thing we seen in every other game that has Final Fantasy attached to it.

MGS4 is going to be a short game I bet gameplay wise. I beat all 4 other MGS (counting the one on PSP) games in less then 15 hours. I then replay them in about 6 hours skipping all the codec and FMV's. So I guess half of every MGS game is coed and FMV and thats why so many people see it more as a film then a real video game.

I'll rent a ps3 and MGS4 and beat it.


Anyways all the great games are coming out on ps3 and xbox 360 but Xbox 360 does have Fable 2 and Lost Oddessy. Plus it has more content in GTA4.

Also theres a whole back catalog of 360 games that came out before the ps3.
Six hours is hardly enough time to judge a Final Fantasy game~
 

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But.... uh.... this really is a tough choice. I'd probably go for the PS3 though. You'll miss out on lots of downloadable content for GTA4 (if you like GTA), but at least it has the game... and it might get some smaller DLC packs sometime. You'll also get Final Fantasy XIII.... and Mercenaries 2 supposedly comes out later this year (for both systems though.) The 360 is a good system and has some great games, but I recommend the PS3.
You never see cheaters on the 360 online and that alone is enough for me to pay.(besides its like less than 5 bucks a month) As some one that is deeply involved the cheating community the ps3 is a sh**hole when it come to security. What it come down to is if you want all around gaming the 360. If you are a hardcore gamer get the ps3.

Look up zero punctuation on google and watch his video on the console wars.

Edit:besides as soon as someone gets elfs running on the ps3(not far off) all online games are ****ed anyways.
 

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There's no cheating in the PS3 online community, either, as the system is still completely secure from exploits, cracks and cheats and the like. The 360 has been host to pirated games, and modified games, for quite some time now~
 
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